For the first time in 2015, we will be welcoming Francine Bates, chief executive of The Lullaby Trust, who will be giving an interactive workshop on co-sleeping
, exploring which advice is best to give to parents.
, when a parent and child sleep together, was a contributing factor in 26 of the 45 deaths the study analysed.
Julie and train driver Gary have practised co-sleeping
, which divides expert opinion, since their sons were born.
, specifically bed-sharing, is often frowned upon and discouraged for risk of sudden infant death syndrome (Sids).
Infant mortality is less among breastfed babies and co-sleeping
seems to be increasing as breast-feeding increases.
B - Bedsharing and co-sleeping
Bedsharing, when you're in the same bed, and co-sleeping
, when sharing aroom with your child, is often frowned upon in Western cultures but more common in other parts of the world.
TOON TRENDS NEWS: New advice clarifies a link between co-sleeping
with babies and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Parents or carers with a child under the age of one should be told about the factors associated with co-sleeping
with their babies and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) to allow them to weigh up the possible risks and benefits, according to updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Instead, updated guidance published today intends only to make parents aware of an association between co-sleeping
with their baby in a bed, on a sofa or on a chair - even occasionally - and an increased risk of SIDS up to the age of one year.
While we recognize co-sleeping
can be an important cultural aspect, each child in care must have a separate bed or crib as a permanent sleeping arrangement.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, advises against co-sleeping
because of the risk of babies accidentally being suffocated by a sleeping adult.
During the interactive program hosted by Texas Children's, participants were taught proper sleep safety for infants - including how to properly set up and take down portable crib systems and the dangers of co-sleeping
, when parents sleep in the same bed with their young child, as well as an explanation about common household safety hazards including button battery safety.